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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Is Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

Is Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar (gemcitabine) adding about 8 wks to the overall survival in these patients. The drug,protein-bound paclitaxel is an injectable formulation of paclitaxel, It has almost the same extent of neuropathy. ...Read more

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My husband had diabetic neuropathy and for the past 2 mos. Has suffered with severe itching. What can I do for this?

My husband had diabetic neuropathy and for the past 2 mos. Has suffered with severe itching. What can I do for this?

See suggestions: He may have localized irritation due to repetitive skin trauma secondary to lack of full sensation, but the low level itching may well be part of the neuropathy, and may respond to drugs such as lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, cymbalta, etc. Local ointments such as capsaicin, or a Lidoderm patch might also help. ...Read more

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Do I have neuropathy i get tingles pain numbness heat black where i can't see out of my right eye itching feet tuning a little purple?

Do I have neuropathy i get tingles pain numbness heat black where i can't see out of my right eye itching feet tuning a little purple?

See your doctor: Those are symptoms that generally don't go together. I would be concerned about blood flow issues. You should be evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Do I have neropathy i get numbness all over tingling heat eye goes black while other side of face is numb and it hurts all over and itches and the she?

Do I have neropathy i get numbness all over tingling heat eye goes black while other side of face is numb and it hurts all over and itches and the she?

Peripheral neuropath: Because of the eye symptoms, i would be concerned about something happening at the brain level. Neuropathy doesn't usually cause a black visual field. See your physician or a neurologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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2 to 3 weeks after a vehicle collision i began experiencing itching on my legs and pain in my toes. Possible nerve damage?

2 to 3 weeks after a vehicle collision i began experiencing itching on my legs and pain in my toes. Possible nerve damage?

Not very likely: It is possible, but not likely, that this symptom represents nerve damage. It would depend on where the symptoms are specifically, what your exam looks like, and if there are any skin findings that could explain the itching. Numbness and weakness are more consistent with nerve damage. ...Read more

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63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs.L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

63 y/o w/f :  what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs.L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

Not sure.: Swelling is a common cause of itching and pain in the lower extremities. This needs evaluation by physician as many potential causes - some serious. Not related to bone spur or degeneration of s1. ...Read more

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Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .

Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .

Yes it can: Any excessive stimulation of the cutaneous (skin) nerves by temperature, pressure or touch can make the neuropathic symptoms worse. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Injury or damage to a nerve. A common cause ...Read more